The Independence Collective

By The Independence Collective

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NZ $14,025 pledged


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The Independence Collective

Project 2018-07-26 11:52:34 +1200

George Duncan and Neville Pug discussing the brewing process.

From small seeds extraordinary things can grow, from the desire to try something new, to a desire to become financially independent. From home brewing to contract brewing!

We are The Independence Collective!

The Independence Collective are a group of individuals with an intellectual disability seeking to gain financial independence by coming together as a collective under the entrepreneurial spirit.

Struggling to find employment opportunities in todays competitive job market we have taken it upon ourselves to create our own opportunities. The first of these opportunities is the launch of our own beer label under the brand The Independence Collective. Our first brew will be "Neville" a craft Pale Ale brewed in partnership with Duncan's Brewing here on the Kapiti Coast.

This is only the beginning, the beginning for both us and for those who will join the collective as we grow. We have many more ideas for creating further business and employment opportunities. We would love to have your support for our PledgeMe Campaign.

By supporting our project through PledgeMe you will not only become part of this incredible new initiative, you will also be supporting us to gain our financial independence.

Please support us on our journey.

We have recieved overwhelming support from a number of individuals and groups to get us this far. We now need your support to make our dream of financial independence a reality.

You can get behind our campaign by grabbing one of the amazing rewards on offer and by sharing our pledge with everyone you know.

Thank you so much for your support.

Janie, Nathan, Neville and Cameron

(Check us out on Facebook)

 

 

How Will Your Money Be Used?

It will help in the development and brew of our first batch of 'Neville' Pale Ale.

Enable us to secure a small office space to run our collective from.

Allow us to purchase a coolstore to keep Neville cool and fresh so when he arrives on your doorstep he is at his best.

Some office furniture and other items essential in the day to day running of our business.

 

 

 

 

Check out some of the positive press we have recieved so far:

The Dominion Post and Stuff

The New Zealand Herald

Comments

Updates 5

Bottling Day for Neville

26/10/2018 at 3:21 PM

Last week was yet another milestone in our journey toward financial independence. We all met at Duncans for the long awaited bottling of our Neville Pale Ale. Check out the photo's below.

Now the brew is bottled we can begin delivering the rewards to you.

A big thank you to all those who have already provided delivery adresses and t-shirt sizes for their rewards. There are still a few of you that have not, so f we could get these by Sunday evening at the latest we should be able to start delivering rewards as early as next week. 

Thank you all again for the support and encouragement we have recieved to date.

Janie, Neville, Cameron and Nathan.

Tasting The Final Brew

14/10/2018 at 9:32 PM

Tasting the final brew at Duncan's Brewery

We had a busy time last week organising the final touches to the labels. As you can see we had a tasting at the brewery. Feedback to date is that it is a great tasting beer.

The brew is now finished and ready to be bottled. This will happen over the next couple of days. Once this is done we can begin delivering the rewards. For those of you that are awaiting rewards can you please e-mail us through a delivery address. For those of you who have a t-shirt as part of that reward could you include a size preference. Our e-mail is [email protected] Once we have your details we will let you know when to expect delivery.

Thank you again for all the support we have recieved to date. It has been an amazing journey so far, and as Cameron keeps saying...'this is only the beginning.'

Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville

The Independence Collective.

Our Dream Becomes A Reality

30/09/2018 at 12:42 PM

Friday was an exciting day for our collective. It was the day our dream turned into a reality. We spent the morning with George Duncan at the brewery learning all about the brewing process and getting that first batch under way so we can fulfil your rewards and start selling our beer. A big thank you to George for taking the time to explain things to us as we worked and for allowing us the opportunity to get our hands dirty and participate in the process. It was an awesome day!

 

The beer is now well on its way and should be available within the next three weeks. We are still hard at work in the background finalising label designs, t-shirt designs and getting the rewards ready to deliver to you all. Thank you for all the support we have received so far. We will update you again soon.

 

Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville,

 

The Independence Collective

A heart felt thank you to you all

20/09/2018 at 9:58 PM

Thank you all so much for your support. We have reached our goal and are now hard at work to get all the rewards out to you. We will keep you posted every step of the way with news and updates as we progress.

The first bit of news is the beer itself. We spoke with George at Duncan's today and he will begin the brewing process next week. We are so excited to be part of this process and will keep you updated with photo's and comments as we go. The brew process takes around two and a half to three weeks so as soon as those bottles roll off the line we will get them to you.

We are already working on the other rewards so will time everything to be sent out once that beer is bottled and ready to go.

Thank you all once again for your amazing support and encouragement. It has been an incredible journey so far and we could not have done it without you.

Take care, we will update you again soon.

Janie, Neville, Nathan and Cameron

The Independence Collective

Campaign Update

30/08/2018 at 4:55 PM

To all our followers and supporters. We would like to thank you all for the amazing response we have received for our project to date. We have been given the opportunity by PledgeMe to lower our target amount and extend our deadline. We have therefore taken the time to rethink our goals and get back to basics. The most important thing for us is to begin brewing beer. We have had an offer by a national liquor retailer but need beer to sell them. The new target of $14000 reflects our new goal. 2000 litres of beer brewed, bottled and ready for sale. Please get behind our project and help us reach this new goal.  

 

The new end date for the campaign is now the 16th of September. Check out the site, grab a reward or two and help us get that first brew on the shelves for sale.

 

Thank you.

 

Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville

 

The Independence Collective

    Pledgers 117

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-19 20:41:39 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-19 20:22:50 +1200
    Andrew Holmes
    2018-09-19 18:58:59 +1200

    "Great idea!!! - All the Best"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-19 18:18:17 +1200

    "All the best and every success. Looking forward to seeing Neville on the shelves !"

    Nadine Martin
    2018-09-19 17:30:34 +1200
    Gavin Inwood
    2018-09-19 17:06:43 +1200

    "Drink and be happy ."

    Harriet Kay
    2018-09-18 21:06:33 +1200

    "Go team Neville!!"

    Connie Murphy
    2018-09-18 21:06:04 +1200
    Jenny Yuile
    2018-09-18 20:48:17 +1200

    "Looking forward to enjoying a Neville on a hot sunny day!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-18 20:24:25 +1200

    "Good luck in getting your funding"

    Lisa
    2018-09-18 20:13:26 +1200

    "This is a great initiative you have embarked on. I wish you the very best and look forward to trying Neville. Regards Lisa"

    Elizabeth Hutchinson
    2018-09-18 19:50:37 +1200

    "Wishing you all the very best. Good on you for getting out there and giving this a go :)"

    Kim McKean
    2018-09-18 19:42:54 +1200
    Sarah Biddiscombe
    2018-09-18 13:07:37 +1200

    "Good luck guys - you are all awesome - from Well-Able Kapiti"

    Erin
    2018-09-18 12:53:29 +1200

    "I look forward to your first brew!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-18 08:58:52 +1200
    Tim meikle
    2018-09-17 22:40:35 +1200
    Ruth Dangen
    2018-09-17 22:01:55 +1200

    "Wishing you huge success with your venture."

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-17 20:59:45 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-17 20:05:33 +1200

    "I think you guys are doing amazing & truly hope this dream comes true. All the very best with your venture "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-09-17 18:33:45 +1200
    Kirsten Stevens
    2018-09-17 17:34:42 +1200
    Robyn Cook
    2018-09-17 08:01:21 +1200

    "All the best in this grand venture. Follow your dreams "

    Geoff Kelly
    2018-09-17 05:21:55 +1200

    "Very inspired by these people in fact this is my first pledge ever I love it when people reach out and try to improve their lifestyle with hard work and imagination "

    Cath Deacon
    2018-09-16 22:14:39 +1200

    "Ka mau te wehi Whanau "

    Blake Stewart
    2018-09-16 21:21:00 +1200
    Rebecca wiffen
    2018-09-16 19:46:33 +1200
    Steve Mellor
    2018-09-16 19:16:13 +1200
    Shane A Ball
    2018-09-16 19:14:27 +1200

    "You are awesome. GO FOR IT team."

    Shane A Ball
    2018-09-16 19:13:30 +1200

    "You are awesome. GO FOR IT team."

    The Independence Collective

    Project 2018-07-26 11:52:34 +1200

    George Duncan and Neville Pug discussing the brewing process.

    From small seeds extraordinary things can grow, from the desire to try something new, to a desire to become financially independent. From home brewing to contract brewing!

    We are The Independence Collective!

    The Independence Collective are a group of individuals with an intellectual disability seeking to gain financial independence by coming together as a collective under the entrepreneurial spirit.

    Struggling to find employment opportunities in todays competitive job market we have taken it upon ourselves to create our own opportunities. The first of these opportunities is the launch of our own beer label under the brand The Independence Collective. Our first brew will be "Neville" a craft Pale Ale brewed in partnership with Duncan's Brewing here on the Kapiti Coast.

    This is only the beginning, the beginning for both us and for those who will join the collective as we grow. We have many more ideas for creating further business and employment opportunities. We would love to have your support for our PledgeMe Campaign.

    By supporting our project through PledgeMe you will not only become part of this incredible new initiative, you will also be supporting us to gain our financial independence.

    Please support us on our journey.

    We have recieved overwhelming support from a number of individuals and groups to get us this far. We now need your support to make our dream of financial independence a reality.

    You can get behind our campaign by grabbing one of the amazing rewards on offer and by sharing our pledge with everyone you know.

    Thank you so much for your support.

    Janie, Nathan, Neville and Cameron

    (Check us out on Facebook)

     

     

    How Will Your Money Be Used?

    It will help in the development and brew of our first batch of 'Neville' Pale Ale.

    Enable us to secure a small office space to run our collective from.

    Allow us to purchase a coolstore to keep Neville cool and fresh so when he arrives on your doorstep he is at his best.

    Some office furniture and other items essential in the day to day running of our business.

     

     

     

     

    Check out some of the positive press we have recieved so far:

    The Dominion Post and Stuff

    The New Zealand Herald

    Comments

    Bottling Day for Neville

    26/10/2018 at 3:21 PM

    Last week was yet another milestone in our journey toward financial independence. We all met at Duncans for the long awaited bottling of our Neville Pale Ale. Check out the photo's below.

    Now the brew is bottled we can begin delivering the rewards to you.

    A big thank you to all those who have already provided delivery adresses and t-shirt sizes for their rewards. There are still a few of you that have not, so f we could get these by Sunday evening at the latest we should be able to start delivering rewards as early as next week. 

    Thank you all again for the support and encouragement we have recieved to date.

    Janie, Neville, Cameron and Nathan.

    Tasting The Final Brew

    14/10/2018 at 9:32 PM

    Tasting the final brew at Duncan's Brewery

    We had a busy time last week organising the final touches to the labels. As you can see we had a tasting at the brewery. Feedback to date is that it is a great tasting beer.

    The brew is now finished and ready to be bottled. This will happen over the next couple of days. Once this is done we can begin delivering the rewards. For those of you that are awaiting rewards can you please e-mail us through a delivery address. For those of you who have a t-shirt as part of that reward could you include a size preference. Our e-mail is [email protected] Once we have your details we will let you know when to expect delivery.

    Thank you again for all the support we have recieved to date. It has been an amazing journey so far, and as Cameron keeps saying...'this is only the beginning.'

    Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville

    The Independence Collective.

    Our Dream Becomes A Reality

    30/09/2018 at 12:42 PM

    Friday was an exciting day for our collective. It was the day our dream turned into a reality. We spent the morning with George Duncan at the brewery learning all about the brewing process and getting that first batch under way so we can fulfil your rewards and start selling our beer. A big thank you to George for taking the time to explain things to us as we worked and for allowing us the opportunity to get our hands dirty and participate in the process. It was an awesome day!

     

    The beer is now well on its way and should be available within the next three weeks. We are still hard at work in the background finalising label designs, t-shirt designs and getting the rewards ready to deliver to you all. Thank you for all the support we have received so far. We will update you again soon.

     

    Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville,

     

    The Independence Collective

    A heart felt thank you to you all

    20/09/2018 at 9:58 PM

    Thank you all so much for your support. We have reached our goal and are now hard at work to get all the rewards out to you. We will keep you posted every step of the way with news and updates as we progress.

    The first bit of news is the beer itself. We spoke with George at Duncan's today and he will begin the brewing process next week. We are so excited to be part of this process and will keep you updated with photo's and comments as we go. The brew process takes around two and a half to three weeks so as soon as those bottles roll off the line we will get them to you.

    We are already working on the other rewards so will time everything to be sent out once that beer is bottled and ready to go.

    Thank you all once again for your amazing support and encouragement. It has been an incredible journey so far and we could not have done it without you.

    Take care, we will update you again soon.

    Janie, Neville, Nathan and Cameron

    The Independence Collective

    Campaign Update

    30/08/2018 at 4:55 PM

    To all our followers and supporters. We would like to thank you all for the amazing response we have received for our project to date. We have been given the opportunity by PledgeMe to lower our target amount and extend our deadline. We have therefore taken the time to rethink our goals and get back to basics. The most important thing for us is to begin brewing beer. We have had an offer by a national liquor retailer but need beer to sell them. The new target of $14000 reflects our new goal. 2000 litres of beer brewed, bottled and ready for sale. Please get behind our project and help us reach this new goal.  

     

    The new end date for the campaign is now the 16th of September. Check out the site, grab a reward or two and help us get that first brew on the shelves for sale.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Janie, Nathan, Cameron and Neville

     

    The Independence Collective

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-19 20:41:39 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-19 20:22:50 +1200
      Andrew Holmes
      2018-09-19 18:58:59 +1200

      "Great idea!!! - All the Best"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-19 18:18:17 +1200

      "All the best and every success. Looking forward to seeing Neville on the shelves !"

      Nadine Martin
      2018-09-19 17:30:34 +1200
      Gavin Inwood
      2018-09-19 17:06:43 +1200

      "Drink and be happy ."

      Harriet Kay
      2018-09-18 21:06:33 +1200

      "Go team Neville!!"

      Connie Murphy
      2018-09-18 21:06:04 +1200
      Jenny Yuile
      2018-09-18 20:48:17 +1200

      "Looking forward to enjoying a Neville on a hot sunny day!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-18 20:24:25 +1200

      "Good luck in getting your funding"

      Lisa
      2018-09-18 20:13:26 +1200

      "This is a great initiative you have embarked on. I wish you the very best and look forward to trying Neville. Regards Lisa"

      Elizabeth Hutchinson
      2018-09-18 19:50:37 +1200

      "Wishing you all the very best. Good on you for getting out there and giving this a go :)"

      Kim McKean
      2018-09-18 19:42:54 +1200
      Sarah Biddiscombe
      2018-09-18 13:07:37 +1200

      "Good luck guys - you are all awesome - from Well-Able Kapiti"

      Erin
      2018-09-18 12:53:29 +1200

      "I look forward to your first brew!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-18 08:58:52 +1200
      Tim meikle
      2018-09-17 22:40:35 +1200
      Ruth Dangen
      2018-09-17 22:01:55 +1200

      "Wishing you huge success with your venture."

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-17 20:59:45 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-17 20:05:33 +1200

      "I think you guys are doing amazing & truly hope this dream comes true. All the very best with your venture "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-09-17 18:33:45 +1200
      Kirsten Stevens
      2018-09-17 17:34:42 +1200
      Robyn Cook
      2018-09-17 08:01:21 +1200

      "All the best in this grand venture. Follow your dreams "

      Geoff Kelly
      2018-09-17 05:21:55 +1200

      "Very inspired by these people in fact this is my first pledge ever I love it when people reach out and try to improve their lifestyle with hard work and imagination "

      Cath Deacon
      2018-09-16 22:14:39 +1200

      "Ka mau te wehi Whanau "

      Blake Stewart
      2018-09-16 21:21:00 +1200
      Rebecca wiffen
      2018-09-16 19:46:33 +1200
      Steve Mellor
      2018-09-16 19:16:13 +1200
      Shane A Ball
      2018-09-16 19:14:27 +1200

      "You are awesome. GO FOR IT team."

      Shane A Ball
      2018-09-16 19:13:30 +1200

      "You are awesome. GO FOR IT team."

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 19/09/2018 at 9:00 PM.